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Re^2: quotes in Perl (opinionated note on coding style)

by hv (Parson)
on Feb 10, 2005 at 14:56 UTC ( #429749=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re: quotes in Perl (opinionated note on coding style)
in thread quotes in Perl

Hmm, so instead of ensuring some variables are not interpolated by replacing "$foo" with "\$foo", you instead ensure the other variables are interpolated by replacing "$bar" with "^.$bar.q^".

That doesn't seem like such a good trade to me.

Hugo

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Re^3: quotes in Perl (opinionated note on coding style)
by TimToady (Parson) on Feb 10, 2005 at 17:36 UTC
    It can be a good trade if most of your variables are uninterpolated. In that case you want the unusual form to be the "marked" form, which helps prevent mistakes. That's the justification for Perl 6's version of the same trick, only it's spelled \qq[$bar] there.

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